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The Players Lock

sunny 29 °C

It's been a wonderful last week in Paris - the sun is out, the rain has gone away and it's likely to stay that way until I leave. I've spent time in Bohemian Montmartre, trendy Oberkampf , and the ultra hip Canal St Martin area.

My highlight of a walking tour I joined was this little ditty. Lovers often go to the Pont Des Arts in central Paris to attach a love lock on the bridge. It is said that if you attach a lock, and then throw the key into the river your love will last forever. Two interesting facts :

  • Due to the volume of tourists visiting the site, the locks are regularly removed (once a fortnight) from the bridge by a man the locals call "The Love breaker" . So, in all likelihood, the lock that you attached to the bridge in 2011 will not be there when you return.
  • The locks pictured below are affectionately called The Player's Lock. They can be removed and reattached when the player has found a new girlfriend. Interestingly none of these locks had any initials scratched on them.

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And they call Paris the city of romance!!

Posted by carol.maseyk 11:55 Archived in France

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